Our buddy Jenna Myers has her web page up and running finally and has finally announced the planned and approved mating of her Ember and our Paxson! For more details and waiting list inquires please visit her website soonest. HERE
We finally got an ultrasound nailed down the morning of 5 May, which happens to be the day the pups begin to become boys and girls. The pups were far enough along to be easily seen: arms and legs, feet, toes, faces, umbilical cords and even heartbeats where all easily observed. We really got a best case scenario with this ultrasound in all ways, which isn't really an expectation but a hope - we are ecstatic for the results! We expect delivery just after Memorial Day.
9 March 2017 marks day one. We expect to make the trip to Georgia over the St. Patrick's day holiday. Providing everything goes as planned we predict pups to be born on or about 20 May. Still much to happen between now and then. Our client list for this litter was re-opened last week, due to life getting the better of an inordinate number of clients we had been very excited about placing puppies with. Aside from that, we hope you enjoy this little video clip of Munson, the sire to be. He really is such a lovely Drent:
UPDATE: 27 March 2017
Progesterone levels have finally indicated the time is right. Powder is on her way to Savannah!
On 19 Decemeber 2016, we learned Meadowbrook's Munson passed his last health check, and we are clear to proceed. I was able to evaluate the litter Munson was a part of when the pups were about 5 weeks old and took a few notes. I'm a big fan of both the mother and father of the litter he is from; and know the lineage of both sides of his family tree very well, so having this workout is very exciting for us. Munson is a beautiful sweet boy who has grown to be wonderful, representative of his parents in all ways (with the mother being the primary influence) and the breed. Munson has a winning way with people and knows how to steal center stage, whether it's at the hunt club or a professional photo shoot for something other than him.
Of course Powder has passed all of her health requirements plus. She is a dynamo in the field, and a great family companion. Her heat cycles have remained pretty consistent so we are expecting a trip to Savanah Georgia in late February. But we will see what mother nature throws our way, as that will guide all of our efforts from here on out.
We will be developing a section here at Two Gun just for this litter. This planned breeding has been sanctioned by the DPCNA and official announcements have been posted on both the www.DPCNA.org and the DPCNA Facebook pages.
For more information with regard to this planned mating, please feel free to contact us.
Through some of the twists and turns life throws at us, we managed to opt out of taking advantage of Powder's spring heat cycle. We have plans for a 2017 litter, and have full intent to make that happen. Until then enjoy these two best buds enjoying some time together. As always feel free to reach out to us, we are happy to field your questions. Until next time - take care.
The litter is composed of 5 boy and 5 girls, all happy, and healthy. As you can see, are all absolutely stunning with some really nice markings as a really nice bonus. To follow their progress check their FaceBook wall.
The short answer is yes and 2016 is looking to be a big year for us. We are working on more than providing stud service to some of the most exciting and in demand Drent puppies in North America! We anticipate having the opportunity to breed our Powder in the spring of 2016, and possibly whelping a litter for a friend, more info on this soon. For Powder's first litter, we have been working with the owners of some very nice prospective stud dogs to get them DPCNA cleared, approved and ready to go. Provided these new stud dogs get cleared, we will be the first to use these exciting new entries to the DPCNA breeding program. With that its just too early to make a clear announcement on exactly which stud we will end up using. Naturally Powder will also have to complete her own DPCNA health clearance before we will use her in our breeding program. Our questionnaire is available, and we are actively building our 2016 client list. If you can't find it, just drop us a line, we'll ensure you get a copy right away. Until next time - Brian & Nikki
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Which could be the signal for any number of things. Despite the obvious that hunting season and fall is on the way, it also tells me Powder will be coming back from Bird Camp, and that he father, Booker, will be headed to Oklahoma for a time. This time to be on hand for a live mating so that time and distance will not be an impediment to the process. Hopefully this time, our friends at Gray Timber will have puppies to contend with!
Garland and I are looking to re-boot the Maddie X Booker effort for this fall. Which is very exciting as the combination should produce some really nice Drents. Like usual, I have more than one iron in the fire, and looking for a nice combination for my other boy, Paxson, and for Powder next year, if all of her health checks go to plan. Of course I'll post updates as these ideas either bear fruit, or come to pass. Otherwise I hope the start of your summer has been brilliant. I'm stuck writing papers whilst gazing out the window upon a lawn in desperate need of taming...ugh. Until next time.
Hey gang, not much to say, other than the AI appears to not have been successful despite the swimmers arriving safe and sound, with good motility, and there was well more than enough to get the job done. Maddie had an ultrasound this morning, which the reproductive specialist gave us a "negative" finding, definitely a bummer. Garland has indicated he desires to try the combination again, so the question is, do we try again this fall, or wait until the spring of 2016? If you happen have any thoughts on the matter, be sure to touch base with me.
Until then we'll keep on keepin' on
Last week Maddie made her health clearances, and our litter plans approved by the DPCNA. Which as you might expect, is pretty exciting news for us! We expect Maddie to start her heat cycle in early April, and the mating to take place Mid-April. We'll keep you posted on the progress, until then enjoy the view we had to wake up to this past trip we made to Arizona.
Sadly I have been working too much, and playing too little, but managed to find a few minutes to finally provide some information about Maddie on the breeding notification page. Also Maddie has had her eyes pass the CERF exam, and has had her x-rays done, all we are doing now is waiting on the official results. Provided everything comes back the way we expect, this will become a fast moving train!
I'm just a guy suffering with an infatuation with gundogs since childhood. Forty some odd years later this is what you get.